Poetry for BBC Radio Kent

'The Orange' by Wendy Cope (Introduction by Steven Elder)

by Louise Mai Newberry | Arts programme for BBC Radio Kent

My dear friend and very accomplished actor Steven Elder has a regular slot on the Arts programme for BBC Radio Kent. To help people get through the lockdown, the show’s presenter asked Steve to record some poetry for the show.

I decided to read one of my favourite poems The Orange, by Wendy Cope and to do it outside as I was aware that for many people unable to leave their homes, the sound of the birds would be as much of a comfort as the poem itself.